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  • UN chief ‘deeply alarmed’ by eastern Ghouta violence - report

    Date: 2018-02-21 16:21:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:55 - ID:7258392

    NEW YORK, Feb 21 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres said he was “deeply alarmed” by the escalating violence in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta enclave after more than 100 civilians were killed in the second straight day of air strikes, Al Arabiya ....

  • Cypriot leader says decisions on maritime areas are valid

    Date: 2018-02-21 15:43:33 GMT - Cyprus - World - SN:49 - ID:7258137

    NICOSIA, Feb 21 (MENA) - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said decisions with regard to the maritime areas, as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982, will constitute a federal competence in reunited Cyprus, the ....

  • Pence's meeting with N.Korean officials canceled abruptly

    Date: 2018-02-21 07:36:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:12 - ID:7257156

    WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (MENA) - US Vice President Mike Pence was set to meet with North Korean officials, including Kim Jong Un's sister, during his politically charged visit to the Winter Olympics in South Korea earlier this month, his office confirmed ....

  • No words will do justice to the children killed: UNICIF

    Date: 2018-02-20 22:50:17 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:106 - ID:7256699

    GENEVA, Feb 20 (MENA) - The United Nations has expressed its outrage at the escalating violence in Syria’s East Ghouta by releasing a blank statement - because "no words will do justice to the children killed, their mothers, their fathers and their ....

  • Russian security chief warns of potential cyber attacks against Moscow

    Date: 2018-02-20 22:43:46 GMT - Russia - World - SN:105 - ID:7256900

    MOSCOW, Feb 20 (MENA) - Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev has warned foreign intelligence services have stepped up their activity to plot intricate scenarios of cyber attacks against Russia, TASS reported on Tuesday. "Ahead of ....

  • Sisi eyes long-term economic health for Egypt - report

    Date: 2018-02-20 21:59:41 GMT - United Arab Emirates - World - SN:101 - ID:7256962

    DUBAI, Feb 20 (MENA) - President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is arguably the first Egyptian president with an eye firmly focused on his nation’s long-term economic health, British columnist Linda S. Heard wrote in the Gulf News website Tuesday. "He is ....

  • Frontex warns against increase in migrant pressures on Europe

    Date: 2018-02-20 18:08:07 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:86 - ID:7256676

    BRUSSELS, Feb 20 (MENA) - The head of the European Union's border agency said the number of migrants trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean will remain high this year, with more expected to arrive through Spain. Fabrice Leggeri told ....

  • UN chief: No alternative to two-state solution for Palestinian-Israeli conflict

    Date: 2018-02-20 17:46:58 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:84 - ID:7256600

    NEW YORK, Feb 20 (MENA) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed on Tuesday the importance of a political settlement to the Palestinian- Israeli long lasting conflict. Guterres reiterated the UN commitment to support parties ....

  • Russian diplomat, EU amb. discuss relations between Moscow, Brussels

    Date: 2018-02-20 17:22:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:83 - ID:7256679

    MOSCOW, February 20 (MENA) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko and European Union’s Ambassador to Moscow Markus Ederer held a meeting, discussing prospects for political dialogue and pressing issues concerning relations between ....

  • Greece jails Palestinian over migrant smuggling

    Date: 2018-02-20 16:49:02 GMT - Greece - World - SN:81 - ID:7256640

    ATHENS, Feb 20 (MENA) - A Greek court in the northern city of Thessaloniki has convicted a Palestinian man of running a major migrant-smuggling ring and sentenced him to 13 years in prison, ABC News reported. Judges ruled Tuesday that 29-year-old ....

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